Praying for the Church (Part 3)

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Praying for the Church (Part 3): If the Church is to carry out its mission, “for all men”, it must first be the church. It must first be the community of reconciliation which it proclaims. And so the first petition for the church itself, is that God would “inspire continually the Universal Church with the […]

Praying for the Church (Part 1)

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Praying for the Church (Part 1): A lively, not dead faith, is fruitful in good works, especially charity; and the gospel, truly preached, truly believed, creates and sustains the Church, “which is the blessed company of all faithful people”, united in holy fellowship with God and each other. Where the gospel is proclaimed, and the […]